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SOLO Exhibitions

1938 Karl Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY
1938 Philip C. Boyer Gallery, New York, NY
c. 1939 -1940 Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1949 Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1950 Forsythe Gallery, Hollywood, CA
1951 Frank Perls Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1953 "New Works of Oskar Fischinger," San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA (image above)
1956 Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA. LA Times Review
1963-64 Ernest Raboff Gallery, Hollywood, CA
1965 American City Bank, Los Angeles, CA
1966 Drew Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1970 "Bildmusik," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1971 Goethe Center, San Francisco, CA
1971 The Egg and the Eye Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1973 "Oskar Fischinger 1900-1967," Occidental College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1977 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
1981 Gallery 609, Denver, CO

1982 Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 "Oskar Fischinger: Experiments with Animation," Cambridge Animation Festival, Cambridge UK
1990 Galerie Kroner, Wiesbaden, Germany
1991 "Oskar Fischinger: Light, Space and Rhythm," Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 "Optische Poesie," Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
1994 Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State College, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Goethe Institute, Washington DC

2007 "Movement and Spirit," Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO,
2010 "A Fischinger Celebration." Goethe Institut Los Angeles. Organized by CVM. September 23.
2011 "Oskar Fischinger: Paintings," at Peyton-Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. July 1 - August 3.
2012 "Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art, A Film Environment," Raumlichtkunst installation at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June-October 2012. Reviewed in New York Times and Artforum,
2012-13. "Oskar Fischinger: Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction." EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. Co-organized by Center for Visual Music and EYE. Co-curated by Cindy Keefer. Paintings, drawings, films, archival material.
2017-18. Oskar Fischinger: Raumlichtkunst. Weinstein Gallery at SoMA, San Francisco, CA, December 2017-February 2018. Included paintings, animation artwork and archival material. Catalog.
2018. "Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection." Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA MORE


GROUP Exhibitions

1945 The Museum of Non-Objective Painting (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation), New York, NY
1947 American Contemporary Gallery, Hollywood, CA (with Jules Engel & Herb Klynn)
1947 "Abstract and Surrealist American Art," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
1947 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
1949 "California Centennial Exhibition," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
1951 "Contemporary Painting in the United States," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

1952 "Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
1953 Paintings by Six Southern Californians. USC Fine Art Department, Los Angeles, CA
1959 Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
1961 Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
1963 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1963 Dickson Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1963 Fisher Art Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1976-77 "Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1982 "L'Art du Cinema Animation," The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1990-92 "Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956." Laguna Art Museum, CA; Oakland Museum, Oakland CA; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX; Nora Eccles Harrison Art Museum, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1992-93 "Theme and Improvisation: Kandinsky and the American Avant-Garde 1912- 1950." Dayton Art Institute, Dayton OH; Phillips Collection, Washington DC; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL; Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
1996 "On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art," Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2000 "Made in California," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000 "California Modernism & Abstraction," Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2004-5 "Sons et Lumières." Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (animation artwork and films)
2005 "The First 80 Years," Gallery 825, Beverly Hills, CA
2005 "Visual Music," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (films and animation artwork)
2006 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2006 "Driven to Abstraction," Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA
2006-2010 "The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America." Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Philips Collection, Washington, DC; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2008-09 "Notation," Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2008) and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2009). (animation artwork)
2008-09 "Modernism and The Wichner Collection," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2009 "Collections in Context," San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA. Museum blog
2010 "Le Mouvement. From Cinema to Kinetics," Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (animation artwork)
2010-2011 "Vibration of Entities," NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo. October 2010 through February, 2011 (4 films)
2011 "Extract: Developing Exhibitions from the Collection," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (Feb-May)
2011 "The Unfinished Film," Gladstone Gallery, New York. Curated by Thomas Beard (animation artwork). Review and installation shot.
2011-2012 "Experiments in Abstraction: Art in Southern California, 1945-1980." San Diego Museum of Art. MORE
2012-2013 "Structure and Clarity," Tate Modern Collection Displays. Raumlichtkunst installation at Tate Modern, London, through May 2013
2014. "Enchanted Modernities: Mysticism, Landscape and the American West." Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Logan, UT (US)
2014-15. "Sublime: Contemporary Works from the Collection." QAG/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2015. "Milton Wichner Collection," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2015. "Art of Music," San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (1 painting, 3 films)
2016-17. "Art and Cinema, 120 years of exchange," Caixa Forum, Barcelona and Madrid
2016-17. "Dreamlands, Immersive Cinema and Art," Whitney Museum, New York (5 Disney concept drawings from CVM, and Raumlichtkunst)
2017. "Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim," Guggenheim Museum, New York (1 painting, 2 films)
2017. "Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California," Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

2018-19. "First Glimpse, Introducing the Buck Collection." UCI Institute and Museum for California Art. Sept 2018-Jan 2019
2020-21. "Arts et Cinema." Hermitage Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland. Artwork and one film. Sept 2020-Jan 2021.
2021. "Movement Making Movement." National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul. April - September. Films, drawings, archival material.
2021. "The Resonant Surface." UCI Institute and Museum of California Art, Irvine, CA. September 2021-February 2022. 1 Film and a painting.
2024. Films and art in several Southern California group exhibitions, Fall 2024.



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Image - Elfriede Fischinger views the San Francisco exhibition, 1953. Photograph from the collection of and copyright Center for Visual Music.

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